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Audio & Video Interviews, discussions and presentations featuring Richard Gottlieb.

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Pandemic Causes Even Greater Delays for Popular Holiday Toys - CBS This Morning

"Everyone Knows It's Slinky": 75 Years of a Classic Toy - Marketplace Morning Report

Manage HBCU Virtual Fireside Chat: The Toy Industry as a Career Path

Toymakers expect bumper holiday season during pandemic - Money Talks

The Kind of All Things Toys - The Frankie Boyer Show

Mattel - Marketplace Morning Report

How The Cozy Coupe Became The Best Selling Car Of All-Time - Cheddar Explains

Nobody Knows That! China, Nigeria & More UG Studios - Toy Fair NY 2020

Why we should be selling our toys in China - Spielwarenmesse Toy Business Forum

The World Is Changing and So Are We - Spielwarenmesse Toy Business Forum

New York Toy Fair: Making toys more eco-friendly - Channel News Asia

How Toys 'R' Us Went Bankrupt: The Mini Documentary - Wall Street Journal

The World, China & the Business of Play Toy Talks Presentation

Barbie 60th Anniversary, Interview with Newsweek Magazine

Toy Business Forum at Spielwarenmesse 2019: The Future of the Global Toy Marketplace

Richard Gottlieb Discusses Toy Sales in China - CGTN America

Toy Fair wraps in New York: Biggest trends and potential return of Toys R Us - CGTN America

What You Can Do to Beat the Toy Shortage This Holiday Season - Inside Edition

FAO Schwarz Comes Back - Uptown Radio

Toys R Us is Gone, But Fret Not, Retailers Say - Marketplace Morning Report

Living in a Post-Toys ‘R’ Us World: Navigating the Future of Toy Retail - Action Figure Insider @ Comic Con

Welcome to Business: How Global Toy Expert Analyzes The Future of Play - Foresight Strategies Show

Richard Gottlieb Presentation: Toy Business Forum at Spielwarenmesse


The demise of Toys R Us opens doors wide for other retailers - BNN

Mattel shares soar on Hasbro Takeover Talk CNN -

Toys R Us files for chapter 11 bankruptcy protection - NBC News

Lego sales dip but company still dominates Fox 5 News

With revenue and profits down, Lego runs into digital headwinds - CBS Evening News

BBC World News - Fidget Spinner

BBC World News discussion about Fidget Spinners

Richard Gottlieb discusses The Future of Toys

Interview with Richard Gottlieb at Toy Fair 2016 BeTerrific

On a Crowded Toy Shelf, Making Room for a New Era of Barbie: PBS News Hour

Christmas Through the Decades

The 60's and 70's Interview segments with Richard Gottlieb

The Popularity of the Pet Rock

The Pet Rock & Other Fads NPR Discussion

Live from CES 2015 with Richard Gottlieb: BeTerrific CES

BeTerrific!! Michael Artsis hosts discussion with Toy Expert, Richard Gottlieb

Engadget Expand

Latest Trends Engadget Expand

Barbie - The Discussion

Barbie: The Discussion BBC Business Matters Interview

Plight of the Play Industry

Plight of the Play Industry BBC Business Matters Interview

A LEGO Brickumentary - Documentary on LEGO with Interview of Richard Gottlieb

New York Toy Fair 2013: "What's Your Favorite Toy?"

The Holiday Season The Globalist UK


Richard Gottlieb' words have been quoted by over 187 different media outlets including The New York Times, BBC, China Daily, The Wall Street Journal and The London Times. Click on the logos below for a short snippet of the article and you can read the entire article by clicking the links included.


Richard is proud to be able to spend some time speaking to many of the industries most notable people. Below you'll find just a few interviews conducted by Richard Gottlieb. If you would like to set up an opportunity to speak with Richard, please contact him directly at

An Interview with NFL Players Inc. VP of Licensing Steve Scebelo: - June 2019

An Interview with Nick Richardson, CEO of The Insights People - May 2019

An Exclusive Interview with Wendy Wen: Director of Guangzhou Toy & Edu Fair - March 2019

Interview with Megalopolis Co-founders Matt & Ben Westover - Sept 19, 2018

My Exclusive Interview with Tom Neville - CEO of Madame Alexander - November 1, 2018

Interview with Julie Kerwin - CEO of IAmElemental - February 15, 2018

Interview with Managing Director of King Bee Ltd. John Tong - January 4, 2018

Interview with Fashion Angels - Goldi Miller and Myra Mouloudji December 14, 2017

Interview with Cory Schwartz, President of the Kringle Report December 6, 2017

Interview with Thames & Kosmos CEO and President October 15, 2017

Radio Flyer Celebrates 100 Years: An Interview with CEO Robert Pasin September 20, 2017

An Interview with Debbie and JB Frere of The Learning Journey September 10, 2017

An Interview with Thomas Kaeppeler, President of Ravensburger N. America August 27, 2017

An Interview with Donna Jaffe, President of Peaceable Kingdom August 3, 2017

An Interview with Rick Woldenberg; CEO of Learning Resources... July 17, 2017

An Interview with littleBits Founder and CEO, Ayah Bdeir June 29, 2017

An Interview with Lawrence Writer, CEO of KidKraft February 16, 2017

An Interview with Mark Carson, President & Co-Founder of Fat Brain Toys February 9, 2017

An Interview with Robert Pasin, CEO of Radio Flyer November 4, 2016

"The Genius of Play" - Interview with the TIA's Ken Seiter October 4, 2015

An Interview with the Father of Fatherly; The Website for Dads August 11, 2015

An Exclusive Interview with New TIA President Steve Pasierb May 26, 2015

A Conversation with Elie Dekel, President of Saban Brands (Part 1) March 26, 2013

A Conversation with Elie Dekel, President of Saban Brands (Part 2) March 26, 2013

Lego the Interview; We Speak with Soren Torp Larsen March 20, 2013

John Barbour; A Conversation with the CEO of LeapFrog July 24, 2012

Jerry Storch; Chairman of the Board - Toys R Us (Part 1) June 18, 2012

Jerry Storch; Chairman of the Board - Toys R Us (Part 2) June 18, 2012

Neil Friedman: Former President of Mattel Brands and Toys R Us; March 26, 2012

Marc Bertrand Talks About Barbie, Hot Wheels and Mega Bloks April 24, 2014

Interview with Ernst Kick; CEO of the Nuremberg Toy Fair November 2, 2010


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How the Pop It! Invaded Your Home - New York Times, September 2021

Shipping snags prompt US firms to mull retreat from China - AP News, August 2021

Future AI toys could be smarter than parents, but a lot less protective - CNBC, July 2021

Barbie Sales Are Surging Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic - New York Post, October 2020

Move Over, Unicorns. Llamas Rule the Toy Business Now - The New York Times,  August 2020


• Mattel Banks on Keeping Kids Busy During the Pandemic - Marketplace, July 2020

The Real Warning in Target’s Holiday Sales: Toys Are in Trouble - CNBC, January 2020

• Barbie 60th Anniversary, Birthday, History and Facts About the Doll; What's Her Last Name? - Newsweek, March 2019

Inside the Rise and Fall of Toys ‘R’ Us - History, March 2019

• Why you shouldn't give kids what they ask for, and other tips from a modern-day Santa - The Fresno Bee, December 2018

• Mattel is Cutting More Than 2,200 Jobs as Revenue Falls for Fourth Straight Quarter - LA Times, July 2018

• Mattel Names Former Maker Studios Executive as CEO After Georgiadis Quits - Reuters, April 2018

Mattel Inc Bets on New CEO Ynon Kreiz to Turn Things Around - Markets Morning, April 2018

• 'Black Panther' Toys Reportedly Face Major Shortage and High Demand - VIBE, April 2018


• Why girls can be boyish but boys can't be girlish - CNN News, April 2018

• As Toys 'R' Us Closes Up Shop, Small Businesses Are Left to Fend for Themselves -, March 2018

• Expertise and Service Help Independent Toy Retailers - Finance & Commerce, March 2018

• Toys R Us Close to Send Ripples - Arkansas Democrat Gazette, March 2018

• Toy Seller's End A Test For Others - Columbian, March 2018

• As Toys R' Us Closes, Only One Major Toy Store Is Thriving in the Retail Apocalypse - Money, March 2018

• Independent Toy Retailers Stay Alive With Magic, Expertise and Service Help - Financial Post, March 2018

• Inside the Rise and Fall of Toys 'R' Us - History, March 2018

Billionaire toy mogul answers critics who say his crowdfunding campaign to save Toys R Us is a stunt - LA Times, March 2018

How One of America's Most Beloved Toy Makers Rebounded From Near Death - Entrepreneur Magazine, February 2018

• 10 Hot Toys That Changed the Way People Play - The New York Times, December 2017

• Toys R Us Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Protection - NBC News, September 2017

• With revenue and profits down, Lego runs into digital headwinds - CBS Evening News, September 2017

• Lego sales dip but company still dominates - Fox 5 News, September 2017

America's hottest toy: A cheap way to chill, or major distraction? - CBS News, May 2017

A trend that doesn't end. - Inventors Digest, April 2017

Our children aren't getting softer, but their stuffed animals are. Here's why. - Slate Magazine, December 2016

How does LEGO thrive in the age of video games? Storytelling. - Christian Science Monitor, September 2016

What's driving a global toy industry boom? - Kidscreen, February 2016

• On a crowded toy shelf, making room for a new era of Barbie - PBS Newshour, January 2016

Missing Star Wars heroine emphasizes toy industry's gender gap - CNBC, January 2016

Star Wars Toys have a girl problem - Huffington Post, January 2016

Star Wars Merch's Sexism problem: #wheresrey highlights dearth in female toys  Daily Beast, December 2015

Pirate Ship Toy with Black Figure and Collar Stirs Controversy - CBS New York, October 2015

The twisted tale of Slinky, the most popular toy ever - Adweek, October 2015

Pedal Power to Horsepower; Toys Point Toward Future of Cars - NPR, July 2013​

At American Girl, crowds see more than a store - STL, April 2012

​• Interview: Richard Gottlieb of Global Toy Experts - Flightpath, March 2012

Robots dancing way into holiday dreams - Boston Herald, BizSmart, September 2011

LeapFrog looks to bring back glory days -  Mercury News, August 2011

A tablet for the 4-year-old - Marketplace - American Public Radio, August 2011

50 years later, the Slip N' Slide is still simple, speedy fun (for the brave) - The Daily, July 2011

Mattel's Cars 2' Success Junks Hot Wheels - The Street, July 2011

Fowl Play - How Angry Birds went from a cute game that saved a company to a bona fide Brand  - Adweek, June 2011

5 Relics of the '80's That Aren't Coming Back - Main St., June 2011

Made in China - Kidscreen, March 2011

Gender and Toys - The Mystery of Girls' Media, February 2011

Sceptics say few shoppers will pay extra for "green" toys - M&G, February 2011

Things Toy Stores Won't Say - Yahoo News, January 2011

How to Pick a Toy Maker's Stock -, December 2010

Experts See Video Games in Decline, Board Games On Rise -, Feb 2010

Are Board Games a Threat to Video Games? -, Feb 2010

From Underwear to Kids' Toys: Gender Segregation in Shopping -, Feb 2010

Holiday 'Pop-up' Stores Are Going Upscale -, November 2009

Toy Wonders & Blunders - The Atlantic, September 2009

Celebrating 10 years of SpongeBob - NPR Speaks with Richard, July 2009

Waving Bye to Webkinz -, December 2007

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